Date
23 June 2018

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  • Steel bars were removed from three spots on two walls at the To Kwa Wan station, which experts said could severely reduce their load-bearing capability. Photo: MTR

    MTR reveals more work flaws at Shatin-Central Link project

    Jun 20, 2018 2:46pm
    MTR Corp. revealed more work flaws at the To Kwa Wan station construction for the Shatin-Central Link (SCL). In its investigation report on Tuesday, the rail operator said two staircase walls at the station, not just...
  • A huge traffic jam occurred at the Lion Rock Tunnel after an excavator was dislodged from a Kowloon-bound truck, hitting the gantry and causing it to collapse. Photo: Internet

    Collapsed gantry triggers huge traffic jam at Lion Rock Tunnel

    Jun 20, 2018 1:40pm
    A huge traffic jam occurred at Lion Rock Tunnel on Tuesday afternoon after a giant gantry intended to hold traffic signs outside the Kowloon exit flipped over to its side when it was hit by an excavator....
  • The draft of the proposed national anthem law fails to offer media outlets the protection that they need to be immune to prosecution when carrying out their responsibilities, the HKJA said. Photo: HKEJ

    HKJA: National anthem bill does not conform with Basic Law

    Jun 20, 2018 1:31pm
    The Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) expressed strong opposition to a draft of the national anthem law proposed by the Hong Kong government, saying it can restrict freedom of expression and does not conform with the...
  • Two Hong Kong elderly men practice calligraphy in traditional Chinese characters. Traditional characters keep us connected to our history and culture. Photo: Xinhua

    In Hong Kong, traditional characters please

    - Jun 20, 2018 9:19am
    Earlier this month, the Hong Kong branch of the Harrow International School told parents that, from August this year, it will teach Chinese to junior students using simplified, not traditional, characters. “We need to prepare our...
  • Police rejected all the venues suggested by pro-democracy groups for the annual July 1 march, insisting that it must start at Victoria Park's central lawn. Photo: Bloomberg

    Police, rallyists still can’t agree on July 1 march venue

    Jun 19, 2018 4:25pm
    Police and pro-democracy activists are still in a standoff over the venue of the July 1 march. The Civil Human Rights Front (CHRF), the organizer of the annual march, wants the rally to start from East...
  • A 2016 report commissioned by Hong Kong, Zhuhai, and Macau governments revised downward the estimated passenger flow at the mega bridge by 26 percent. Photo: HKEJ

    Govt blasted over HK-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge traffic estimates

    Jun 19, 2018 2:38pm
    Democratic lawmaker Lam Cheuk-ting has accused the government of covering up a downward revision of the estimated traffic flows at the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, saying it was an apparent attempt to mislead the public. He said a consultant’s...
  • Hong Kong barrister Kevin Egan, who had been battling with esophageal cancer, died on Sunday night. Photo: TVB News

    HK barrister Kevin Egan, ‘ICAC nemesis’, dies at 70

    Jun 19, 2018 2:10pm
    Kevin B. Egan, a prominent Hong Kong barrister who had lived and worked in the city for more than three decades, died of cancer on Sunday. He was 70. Andrew Lam Ping-cheung, a solicitor and one...
  • Police are investigating a suspected murder-suicide involving a couple and their younger daughter who were found dead in an apartment in Tuen Mun on Monday. A gas bottle and a knife were recovered from the scene. Photo: HKEJ/Now News

    Couple, daughter found dead at home in suspected murder-suicide

    Jun 19, 2018 1:48pm
    Police are investigating a suspected murder-suicide involving a couple and one of their two daughters who were found dead inside their apartment in Castle Peak, Tuen Mun on Monday afternoon, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports....
  • MTR has reportedly ordered a joint venture by Leighton and China State Construction to stop all excavation work related to the SCL project after finding that it had failed to follow the blueprint for the vertical walls of the Hung Hom Station. Photo: HKEJ

    Govt demands report on work flaws from SCL contractor

    Jun 19, 2018 1:22pm
    The government has ordered Leighton Asia, one of the main contractors of the MTR Corp.’s HK$87.3 billion Shatin-Central Link (SCL), to submit a report addressing safety concerns plaguing the construction work at Hung Hom station, Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung...
  • In order to allow the vacant property tax to work effectively, the government must make sure it can fulfill one fundamental purpose: deterrence. Photo: HKEJ

    Imposing vacant property tax is still better than doing nothing

    - Jun 19, 2018 10:45am
    At the beginning of this month, Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po told the Legislative Council that the government is nearing the completion of its study of introducing a vacant property tax. Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng...
  • Dr. Charles Wong of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University said the program involves gathering data that will provide an objective and quantitative standard for tree management. Photo: PolyU

    Govt, experts launch program to monitor trees at risk of falling

    Jun 15, 2018 5:50pm
    A three-year program to monitor and identify trees in danger of falling and posing risk to public safety has been launched in a collaborative effort by universities, experts and the government. Under the program, the Hong...
  • poor posture, long hours of sitting, using the computer are examples of activities that upset the balance of muscle contraction, potentially leading to myofascial pain.

    Myofascial pain syndrome

    - Jun 15, 2018 5:43pm
    Myofascial pain syndrome and fibromyalgia may sound totally different, but their expression of pain is very much alike. Since both illnesses are caused by problems arising from tissues like muscles, tendons or fascia, they share similar...
  • Pro-independence activist Edward Leung walks inside a detention center before leaving for the High Court for a sentencing hearing in Hong Kong on June 11. Photo: Reuters

    Today’s criminals – tomorrow’s heroes?

    - Jun 15, 2018 5:30pm
    Chief Executive Carrie Lam, her bosses in Beijing and the usual rabble of anti-democrats think that jailing Edward Leung and others for offenses arising out of the Mong Kok disturbances in 2016 can be seen as...
  • Sunscreen should be chosen based on the skin type. People with oily skin should use a light formula while those with dry skin should pick a moisturizing formula. Photo: Reuters

    Tips on choosing the right sunscreen

    - Jun 15, 2018 5:00pm
    Scorching weather has been the most discussed subject in daily conversations and on social media platforms in recent days, with the big fat sun emerging as the most popular emoji icon. During summer time, the ultraviolet...
  • The District Court judge said the woman took advantage of the victims’ trust, while the husband, a former policeman, chose to turn a blind eye to his wife's illegal activities. Photo: HKEJ

    Cop and wife get jail terms for luxury products scam

    Jun 15, 2018 4:27pm
    A district court sentenced three people, including a former policeman and his wife, to jail terms of up to more than six years after they were found guilty of fraud, money laundering and conspiracy to launder money, the...
  • The Consumer Council says it has received complaints that some service providers were taking advantage of the elderly care voucher program to gain undue benefit. Photo: HKEJ

    Overcharging, other complaints from elderly care voucher users

    Jun 15, 2018 4:00pm
    Hong Kong’s consumer watchdog says it has been receiving complaints about some clinics and shops that are participating in the Elderly Health Care Vouchers program. The Consumer Council said on Thursday that it has received complaints...
  • When you feel like your heart is beating abnormally, you should visit a cardiologist and take the most appropriate treatment. Photo: AFP

    Be careful if your heart skips a beat

    - Jun 15, 2018 3:52pm
    As we all know, the heart is the most important organ that keeps us alive. It is an organ with a power generation system. The heart keeps beating because it has a complex current conduction system. This natural...
  • Insufficient insulation, high risks of short-circuiting and non-compliant plug pins were some of the common defects found in the USB travel adaptors tested by Consumer Council. Photo: HKEJ

    Popular USB travel adaptors fail safety tests: Consumer Council

    Jun 15, 2018 3:50pm
    None of the widely used USB travel adaptors tested by the Consumer Council passed safety tests, exposing users to the risks of short circuits and even electric shocks, the watchdog said. Using the latest British and...
  • The needles might seem intimidating, but can acupuncture actually relieve pain? Photo: Reuters

    Can acupuncture relieve chronic pain?

    - Jun 15, 2018 3:27pm
    Have you ever considered trying acupuncture to treat your chronic pain? Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to treat diseases by using fine, sterile needles applied to specific areas of the body to stimulate...
  • The two-hour extravaganza presents a dazzling display of terpsichorean talent. Photo: Philippe Fretault

    Irish Celtic: A musical treat to lift the spirits

    - Jun 15, 2018 3:05pm
    One sure way to add zest to your mood in this gloomy weather is to catch the Irish Celtic, a two-hour extravaganza of songs and dances evoking the spirit of Ireland. Presented by Lunchbox Theatrical Productions,...

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